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LOFT: Leaders on the Fast Track: Director of Learning Programs

Job Post

Job Post

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

LOFT: Leaders on the Fast Track: Director of Learning Programs

Location

DC

Salary

$160,000-$180,000 / Yearly

Company

LOFT: Leaders on the Fast Track

Department

Other

Employer Type

Non-Profit

Application Link

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Additional writing assignments, skills assessments, and references may be requested during the interview process. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at careers@loftleaders.org.

Application Link

https://jobs.lever.co/zinccollective/d5e2b147-d86e-4bdc-8651-062371c20cc4

Job Description

Position: Director of Learning Programs
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Remote (US) through December 2024; Washington, D.C. starting January 2025
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Salary: $160,000-180,000/year, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, PTO, Tech Stipend and 401k

ABOUT US
The mission of LOFT: Leaders on the Fast Track is to recruit, develop and retain exceptional senior staff and expose them to private sector training and experiences to improve and enrich the talent pool available to the progressive ecosystem.

At LOFT, we believe that our future staff leaders require core business skills, intensive leadership training and strong professional networks in order to drive wins and become better managers. They also need to be able to bridge the salary and benefits gap between roles.

LOFT is a first-of-its-kind year-long paid Fellowship created to provide Fellows with critical business and leadership skills taught by premier MBA programs, unparalleled on-the-job experiences, and network-building opportunities and skills to enable them to lead their organizations like top-tier private enterprises. LOFT will launch its inaugural program in January 2025 and is a 501c(3) organization.

Our business school partners will train Fellows in skills and methods used by the most innovative and impactful companies by adopting their proven best practices to the context of staff leaders, such as data-driven decision making, allocating resources to initiatives with the highest ROI, strategic problem-solving and understanding new technologies like AI.

To support the business school curricula, the LOFT team will curate additional unique educational programming for Fellows so they will deeply understand the application of their classroom learnings to the political, governmental, and public service spheres.

POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Learning Programs will manage the relationships with our educational partners, build and administer educational modules applying academic learnings to real-life scenarios and case-studies, and ensure that our Fellows have an excellent learning experience. This is a great opportunity for an experienced campaign leader who is entrepreneurial, has a background in training or learning and development, and is eager to use their skill set to effect change in the progressive space. Some travel is required.

As an example of the curriculum development aspect of the role, imagine that two of the courses our Fellows are taking at McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University are (i) Decision Making Using Data, and (ii) Consumer Behavior and Market Research. Your role would be to utilize the learnings from those courses and, with the guidance of our educational experts, create learning modules, case studies and exercises that inspire our Fellows to understand how their coursework applies to their real-life roles as managers in politics, government, and public service. In this example, you might develop a learning module that asks Fellows to design and conduct a poll by determining the sample size and objective, account for biases, perform an analysis of the data uncovered, describe how the results would impact their decision-making, and present their findings to the group.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for the end-to-end comprehensive learning experience for LOFT, ensuring strategic alignment through the program with LOFT’s goals, core competencies, and desired program outcomes
- Lead the creation and administration of the highly experiential LOFT program, including case studies, simulations, and experiential exercises
- Attract and collaborate with external senior subject matter experts to serve as visiting faculty for specific areas of the curriculum
- Manage the relationships with our key university partners, including the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
- Build and lead the team who will be responsible for curriculum management, visiting faculty, and guest speakers
- Achieve agreed-upon program goals and KPIs, including curriculum excellence and participant outcomes and excitement.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT MUST DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
- Passion for developing the next generation of policy and political leaders
- Experience and expertise in a leadership role, e.g. on a political campaign
- Desire to be part of a team building a program for the first time, from the ground up
- Experience and enthusiasm for leading, developing, and serving as the primary facilitator for an end-to-end learning curriculum
- Recognized people leader with experience hiring, motivating, and managing teams and organizations
- Demonstrated capabilities in group facilitation
- Ability to thrive in uncertainty, combining past experience and new relationships to successfully navigate change
- Entrepreneurial and solutions-oriented, with a high sense of urgency
- A deep interest in what makes different enterprises, like nonprofits and businesses, successful
- Able to balance attention to detail with swift execution
- Thrives on a small team that is data-driven and laser-focused on continuous improvement and delivering high quality programs
- MBA or Public Administration degree is a plus
- Private sector and/or startup experience is a strong plus

LOFT provides the option of enrolling in medical, dental, and vision coverage plans for both the primary employee and applicable dependents. In addition, we provide a generous PTO policy, Tech Stipend and the ability to contribute to a 401k, with a match, after 6 months of employment.

LOFT believes in the value of each individual’s unique skills and perspectives – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.

All employees are required to receive a CDC-approved vaccination against COVID-19 (including any eligible boosters) unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Employees not in compliance with this policy may be required to wear face coverings when in the office or otherwise interacting with employees or other stakeholders.

LOFT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, hair texture, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, and strongly encourages women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and all qualified candidates to apply. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.